Jan. 5, 2022

#74 Pantera Capital: Building the World's First Crypto Hedge Fund and Growing to $6B in AUM | Joey Krug, Co-Chief Investment Officer

#74 Pantera Capital: Building the World's First Crypto Hedge Fund and Growing to $6B in AUM | Joey Krug, Co-Chief Investment Officer

In Episode #74, we explore building the world's first crypto hedge fund and growing to $6B in AUM. We’re joined by Joey Krug, Co-Chief Investment Officer of Pantera Capital. We cover lessons from investing in volatile markets, DeFi and the future of prediction markets, and branding in crypto.


In Episode #74, we explore building the world's first crypto hedge fund and growing to $6B in AUM. We’re joined by Joey Krug, Co-Chief Investment Officer of Pantera Capital. We cover lessons from investing in volatile markets, DeFi and the future of prediction markets, and branding in crypto.

“When you're investing and you have a position that you think you have conviction in, where you think it's very high odds that you're right, take a big swing at it.” – Joey Krug

EPISODE GUIDE (LINKS, QUOTES, NOTES, AND BOOKS MENTIONED)

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FULL TEXT TRANSCRIPT

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CHAPTERS

This episode is our definitive guide to building the world's first crypto hedge fund. In it we cover:

  • (00:00:00) – Introduction
  • (00:02:35) – Joey's daily work at Pantera, Augur, and Eco
  • (00:04:35) – Joey's start in mining Bitcoin
  • (00:09:28) – Joining Pantera and investing
  • (00:17:18) – Lessons learned as an investor in volatile markets
  • (00:20:13) – Pantera's active trading and early stage venture bets
  • (00:23:41) – Perspectives on risk
  • (00:29:24) – On scaling Ethereum
  • (00:31:10) – DeFi and the future of prediction markets
  • (00:35:35) – A peek into Eco
  • (00:37:29) – Branding in crypto
  • (00:41:20) – Technical analysis in trading

ABOUT PANTERA CAPITAL

Pantera Capital was founded by Dan Morehead in 2013 and became the first institutional investment manager in the Crypto space. Today, Pantera has amassed over $6 billion in capital, alongside absolutely eye-popping returns. Pantera invests in new Crypto, DeFi and Web 3 protocols and projects, and they also manage a liquid more mature Crypto portfolio. They live in a very interesting position within the space. As the co-founder of multiple high-profile projects, as well as the co-CIO of over $6 billion in assets.

For more on Pantera, visit panteracapital.com. I also highly recommend subscribing to their monthly newsletter where they share their commentary and thoughts on the broader Crypto market. I've been a subscriber for years, and I've always really enjoyed reading through it.

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